Monthly Archives: March 2013

Easy Veggie Hod

According to Webster’s a Hod is a tray or trough that has a pole handle and is borne on the shoulder for carrying loads (as of mortar or brick). None of the garden hods I have seen in recent years would … Continue reading

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Pruning Day

It was bitter cold here today, but I was determined to get outside to get everything pruned and ready for spring. Apricots, quince, grapes, roses, red and black currants and gooseberries. I was ruthless! We always have far too many … Continue reading

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Gourds Out/Seeds In!

Most of the snow is melted now – except, of course, the mountains that local towns dumped in parks around the area. I suspect some of them will not melt away completely until late May! I spent an afternoon out … Continue reading

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Philadelphia Horticultural Society Flower Show

This past Friday I braved the weather and headed for Philadelphia via Amtrak. With free wi-fi throughout and an outlet to charge one’s gear, they make it quite comfortable to take the train! This was the third time I have … Continue reading

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Fleecing The Birds

When I cleaned out the bird houses last weekend, several of them contained some of the nesting materials that I provided for my feathered tennants last year. Today I filled one of my extra suet holders with soft wool fleece … Continue reading

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We have YELLOW!!!

There may be snow flurries flying about on the hill today, but the forsythia are blooming inside and I know spring is near!!

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Kangaroo Paw!!

Finally! One of the Kangaroo Paw seedlings has emerged and I am entertaining visions of the fabulous house plant to come. My own little Australian garden here in New England. Hopefully, some of the others will emerge as well, but … Continue reading

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House Cleaning Day

Today was mild enough to get outside to clean out all of the birdhouses so they are ready for this year’s occupants. The three bluebird houses along the driveway had old nests in them, including one that had the skeletal … Continue reading

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